1998 Ford Ranchero Fuel Tank Switching engine Cuts

Tiny
CORNELIUS JOHANNES DE VILLIERS
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  • 1998 FORD RANCHERO
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
The UTE runs great on tank number 1. Starts and stops and no hassle what so ever.

But as soon as I switch over to Tank number 2. You get the idea the engine gets strangled and dies.

But if I switch back to Tank 1 the engine engages and runs like nothing has happened.
Where should I look to solve the problem please.
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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 AT 8:31 PM

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Tiny
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First check to be sure that there is gas in tank #2 (not being funny, but it really is the first step).

Next, check the valve that opens when you turn on the second tank. This valve is located at the second tank. It may be sticking or for whatever reason not responding when the switch if turned to tank #2.

Check for power and a ground at the switch and for any leaks.
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Thursday, December 12th, 2013 AT 5:28 AM

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